Saturday, 30 June 2007

O Neno de Barro selected for the Montreal World Film Festival

O Neno de Barro, first feature film of Galician director Jorge Algora, has been selected for participation at the 31st Montreal World Film Festival. This film will participate at the The First Films World Competitiom, which will give the opportunity to authors of selected first feature films to be recognized. A separate jury will award the Golden Zenith, Silver Zenith and Bronze Zenith to the winners of this section.

The Montreal World Film Festival will be held August 23 to September 3, 2007.

By the way, if everything goes out as planned, I will travel to Montreal to support my friends Jorge Algora and Susana Maceira.

Galician presence at the Sunny Side of the Doc

The Galician Audiovisual Consortium will be present at the La Rochelle, France to present Docs Galicia 06 to the international community. Docs Galicia is a documentary catalog collecting the most relevant documentary projects produced or co-produced in Galicia during 2006.

The Consortium will have its own stand at Sunny Side of the Doc's European Spot, were other Spanish delegations like Catalan Films & TV, Niniak or Promo Madrid will also be located.

Docs Galicia o6 projects include Adán Alaga's La Casa de mi Abuela (awarded at Chicago Film Fest, IDFA and Documenta Madrid), Eloy Enciso's Pic Nic, Ruth Chao's 2050 How Soon is now, Ángel Peláez's As Voces do Prestige, and Pela del Alamp's A Cuarta Pista.

Tic Tac Producciones, a Galician production company, will also be present at La Rochhelle with its own production catalog.

The Galician audiovisual magazine is born

A new publication, AG revista do audiovisual galego, was presented last week in Santiago de Compostela. This new journal is published by the Foro Galego do Audiovisual, a joint initiative of the Fundacion Caixa Galicia and the Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe.

AG revista do audiovisual galego is published trimonthly, and includes news about the Galician audiovisual sector, in-depth articles and essays about relevant topics, interviews, reports on going-on projects, historical studies…

The members of the editorial staff are Miguelanxo Fernández, Eduardo Galán, José Luis Losa, Esther Medina, Jaime Pena, Teresa Porto and José Manuel Sande.